(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/14/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released the latest “CAIR Snapshots” video highlighting a quarter century of “defending, educating and empowering the American Muslim community.” #CAIRSnapshots
Today’s snapshot features how in 1997, CAIR launches a four-month campaign that prompts NIKE to apologize to Muslims worldwide and recall shoes with a logo resembling the Arabic word for God: Allah.
Along with the apology and the recall, NIKE agrees to undergo sensitivity training, consult with Muslim representatives and construct playgrounds at several Islamic centers nationwide.
#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 1997, CAIR Launches Campaign Against Nike Shoe with Logo Resembling Arabic Word for God: Allah
FOR BACKGROUND, SEE: Nike Inc. Will Recall Shoes Carrying a Logo That Offended Muslims
The #CAIRSnapshots campaign is just one of many activities and initiatives leading up to CAIR’s 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., on November 9.
SEE: CAIR’S 25th Annual Gala
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org